Paradox Thyme appetizer
Paradox Thyme entree - salmon
Paradox Thyme salad

Paradox Thyme - where there is always time for food, laughter and friendship. C'mon over, there's something good cooking, so do yourself a flavor!

Paradox Thyme - Sandy

Sandy Courneen

Hi, I’m Sandy Courneen and I've attended cooking classes like these for over 30 years. Add to that my years as a private caterer and now a retired school teacher, and you have someone who is eager to share what she has learned with others. I love cooking for friends, and making new ones over a good meal.

Paradox Thyme - venue

Paradox Thyme, created in May 2017, offers residents and vacationers a unique dining opportunity through cooking classes that are affordable and informative. Customers enjoy a relaxed home atmosphere where conversation, laughter and learning how to prepare each item on the menu is fun.

The home itself, is an Adirondack gem, dating from the early 1930s. It was originally a granary placed on runners during the winter and moved downhill to its present spot overlooking Paragon Brook, Paradox Creek, and Hoffman Mountain. Located in the quaint hamlet of Paradox, NY at the corner of Route 74 and Letsonville Rd, the home abounds with history and beautiful gardens.

Paradox Thyme - Terry

Terry Courneen

Hello, I am Sandy's other half, and have been her loyal supporter for over 30 years. A retired contractor, I settled in to Paradox living with thoughts of fishing and outdoor life at its best in the Adirondacks. I also love cooking and entertaining, good wine, good music and sharing time with friends.

What we offer...

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Cooking Classes

Learn, have fun and enjoy some tasty dishes.

Classes include main entrée, appetizer, salad or vegetable, bread, dessert and complimentary libation.

Usually Thursday and Friday nights from 6:30-9:00

Reservations for up to 8 guests at least 2 days in advance.

Menus change weekly

Cash or check only

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Special Events

Can't make a class on a Thursday or Friday? Have a celebration or reunion coming up?

Special classes are available for 5 or more guests, just give us a call.

One week advance notice, please.

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Let us create the perfect presentation for your next party

Private Catering for up to 40

Call for pricing and menu

One week advance notice, please.

Upcoming Class Menus:

We have been cooking, baking, and grilling new eats as well as spicing up our established menus and are ready to cater events for 40 or less. Unfortunately, we have had to suspend our cooking classes, possibly through the summer and fall, but we are open for catering. Here are some ideas from our catering menu: From the grill or oven baked or roasted:   Salmon fillets or tuna steaks; Poached salmon decorated your way;  the Best Ribs ever; Spicy Sirloin steak, or Beer can chicken; Pulled Pork; Sesame pork tenderloin; Many kinds of pasta of every shape with sauces meaty, spicy or both;  Shrimp baked or sautéed; Arancini; Eggplant; Calamari; Greens'n'beans, and so much more!  Salads: Spinach salad with bacon, eggs, mushrooms, and a dreamy, creamy dressing;   Asian noodle salad with peanuts, and crispy or cooked noodles; Tender green salad with strawberries and almonds;  Fruit salads, and fruit or vegetable  bowls or platters. Don't see what you'd like? Let's build your menu together and help plan your catered event. Just give us a call. We miss you! Stay safe and healthy.
Paradox Thyme participants

Happy Customers...

I really enjoyed getting to know other visitors while learning tips and tricks from Sandy and Terry. It was a very nice evening. I enjoyed listening and learning and just having a nice time. —Julie W.

My favorite part was..."All of it. I felt like I was invited to dinner at a friend’s house for dinner. It was above my expectations!" —Tina M.

"Everything was great-conversation, learning, watching, food prep, walk in the garden, and of course dining! I enjoyed my second dining/learning experience and look forward to the dinner with my family in August." —Dave P.

"Thank you- we loved it and you were so accommodating!" —Carol and Sandy W.

Paradox Thyme entree
Paradox Thyme pizza
Paradox Thyme pasta

Contact Us

Paradox Thyme

3 Letsonville Road

Paradox, NY 12858

Phone: 518-585-7286


Phone: 518-585-7286